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Benefit Type: Veterans Appreciation

2016 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Hunt:                                                                            

          The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2016 Camp Grafton

Disabled Veteran Hunt for Veterans who are:

Dreams for Veterans serves our nation’s heroes by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final wish. Final wishes range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, “meet and greets” with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.

Following a timeline of the Korean War through to today’s prosperous South Korea, this 160-page volume honors those veterans who served and sacrificed for a free Korea. Produced with the cooperation of the United States and the Republic of Korea.  

Below is a work in progress. If you are aware of a discount or service not listed below, please send us the name of the business and the details of the discount or service.


Vary by location and are at the discretion of the owner.  You may wish to call a business to verify the discount before going, as some businesses may change their policy.

Veterans can request to have an indicator on their North Dakota driver license to show that they are a Veteran of the US military services.

Veterans need to bring a copy of their discharge papers (DD214) to a Veteran Service Officer

The Veteran Service officer will verify the individual qualifies as a Veteran in accordance with NDCC 37-01-40 (2) (see below), complete and sign the SFN 59980 “Verification of Veteran Status for Veteran Indicator on Drivers License” form.


A resident disabled veteran can get a combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license for $3.00, with an additional $1.00 fee to purchase the resident certificate.


$5.00 (plus a $1.00 fee to purchase the certificate) for a resident fishing license if a resident disabled veteran has a fifty percent service-connected disability as determined by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability ratio to fifty percent.

Several different license plates for veterans or supporting veterans are available to North Dakota residents. 

Disabled Veterans/POWs: North Dakota veterans with a 50 percent or greater, service-related disability and former POWs are eligible for a free annual permit. All other North Dakota veterans with service related disabilities are eligible to receive an annual permit for $20. This program is available to North Dakota residents only, with Report of Benefit letter from the VA, or a North Dakota DAV/POW license plate.

Operation Black Hills Cabin

A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a comfortable, peaceful, and supportive respite with exciting recreational activities to qualifying veterans and their families in a leisurely environment.

PO Box 855
Custer, SD 57730
e-mail: operationblackhillscabin@gmail.com

Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal

If you served in Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the ‘Revisit Program’.

Evolve Wellness Studio brings Thea Ward Fitness. Whose mission is to enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to their community for physical and social events. It is a free organization to join and open to military and civilians. We have about 70% Veterans currently. I would be glad to share any further information with you. The IVMF just did an incredible study on the organization and our latest audit showed that at least 88 cents of every dollar goes towards our programs.

Commemoration Objectives

Commemoration Objectives

In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Following in Earl Shaffer’s footsteps and in recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Warrior Hike has created the “Walk Off The War” Program which is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails.


Warriors to Summits is one of many experiential expeditions No Barriers Warriors offers. View our full list of current programs today.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).